Meatballs are a popular dish you can make at home with any number of ground meats, mixed with a variety of herbs or spices plus other flavourings and ingredients such as chopped onion and breadcrumbs for a great texture for a delicious filling meal. They’re a versatile dish, which can be prepared in a variety of ways, for example by frying, baking, steaming or braising in a sauce.
As such a simple meal, it’s not surprising that meatballs are enjoyed all over the world in a number of ways. You can use almost any type of meat for your meatballs, beef, pork, lamb, or even game animal types if you like. Here we’re going to look at a meatball recipe combined with mushrooms. We’ve made this recipe using pork meat and veal, although beef will do just as good as well. It’s our recipe but it’s your meal, so do what you enjoy the taste of the best! This is best served as an entre for a group, or could be used as a meal for two.
Meatballs with Mushrooms Recipe
120 ml of oil
9 oz of minced pork meat
9 oz of minced veal
1 lb of mushrooms
2 oz of flour
1 slice cured ham
1 bacon strip
2 oz of breadcrumbs
A pinch of black pepper
A pinch of salt
1 glass of tomato sauce
1 glass of white wine
To start with, peel and mince your onion, and put it to one side as you make up your meat. You can buy ready-minced pork and beef, although you’ll probably have to at least mince the veal if you’re using it. Season the meat with salt and pepper as per your own tastes, then mix the meats with the whisked eggs, ham and bacon, in small segments, plus the breadcrumbs. Make the meatballs together and pass them through flour for coating, and fry them up.
Then fry the minced onion in a different saucepan, and add the tomato sauce. Saute, and then add the fried meatballs. Add a dash of white wine, and prepare and chop the mushrooms and chuck them in too.
Add a little salt, and then simmer at a low heat for 30 minutes or so, topping up with water if necessary.
Serve up with white rice or new potatoes as you like, drizzling sauce over them to infuse the dish with the great aromas. Enjoy!
Pork and beef are a great combination for meatballs, but you can replace them with lamb instead, for another distinct flavour for anyone to enjoy.